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The most elusive and lethal Spy / Assassin of the 20th Century

80 year old secrets are finally allowed to be revealed: This book contains proof of exactly how and why Polish General Sikorski was assassinated. Clearly stating to the world that it certainly was not an accident. As today even after the British and Polish investigations, no trail was left by the master assassin long after his deed was done. It was requested that 35 years after his death you were told just who he was and what he did. 

This book is based upon facts, eyewitness accounts, documents, videos, photographs and world expert verification. Not theory.

    ‘To Live Well is to Hide Well’ is the true story of a Polish Intelligence Officer, who became an elusive international spy and assassin before, during and after WW2, working for England, Poland and the USA Intelligence departments. It is based on a series of death-bed confessions, eyewitness accounts, documents, videos, photographs and verification by international experts, including aviation scientific tests and even the 2020 Canadian TRIALS.

    It is the story of a deeply religious Roman Catholic man who wanted to unburden himself of the horrors of war; it is the story told by a father to his son.

    The father is Bronislaw Urbanski, a Polish patriot who died in Adelaide, South Australia in 1984; the son is Peter, who became the reluctant author.

    This is a story of spies, assassinations, intrigue and even romance, but at its heart it is the story of just one man whose actions left in their wake a man physically and emotionally scarred. Yet still he deemed his actions as justified and honourable in Poland’s fight against Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

    Bronislaw was eventually captured and incarcerated into a few German POW camps before escaping and resuming his clandestine activities within the Polish underground (Resistance Groups) as an assassin and saboteur often directed by MI6 via wireless from London.

    In his death-bed confession: Bronislaw outed himself to his son as the man who assassinated General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Poland’s Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Prime Minister in exile. He wanted to apologize and explain why and how he sabotaged Sikorski's plane on the 4th of July 1943 in Gibraltar. Long thought to have been ‘just an accident’, explained in detail.

    Historians, WW2 Air Crash Investigation and Aeronautical experts now acknowledge through both scientific and physical TRIALS that this explosive book actually gives evidence that Flight AL523 was ‘sabotaged’.

    As the narrative unfolds it becomes clearer, just how this seemingly mild man who kept to himself who was actually known to the Allies as the ‘King Assassin’, a major international spy and NAZI hunter; a man greatly feared but also respected.

    Two extraordinary women played critical roles in his life. The first was Krystyna Skarbek aka British SOE Christine Granville, his lover and fellow spy who later went on to champion Bronislaw’s heroics to yet another spy, Ian Fleming, resulting in Fleming’s use of this information to create James Bond and produce his first fictional spy thriller Casino Royale in 1953.

    Early 1945 Bronislaw, as part of the US occupational forces in West Germany, met the second important woman in his life, Hildegard – the woman who was to become his wife and Peter’s mother. She too, had a ‘past’ that in the late 1960s led to a terrifying encounter in Port Adelaide, South Australia, with Jewish Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, this was the signal to Peter that his parents were not whom they seem.

    Bronislaw killed many ‘targets’, but also made many enemies in the process and after the War he used forged documents to flee to Australia with his young wife. But even there, they could not escape their pasts.

    To Live Well is to Hide Well is the story of an extraordinary man living in an extraordinary time and who, at the end of his life, wanted only to be remembered as a patriot of his beloved Poland.

* This book will be revised and updated if necessary to ensure quality and accuracy of content.

Fascinating and worth persevering with...

"....... as the author was working in a language (English) that is not their own. However the story is very interesting and sheds new potential light on the (Sikorski) assassination. It includes a lot of particularly interesting photos to support the story. I learnt things about the Polish underground as well, that I had not fully appreciated."

ANDREW REEDS - British Military, SAS, Military Journalist, MOD writer, Journalist, Businessman - Book review on AMAZON in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2021

Most Amazing...

We were taught at school how the Enigma was handed over to the British, how Bertrand fed info back and how Dilly Knox met the team in Warsaw, how a machine was smuggled here (excuse my putting it in a nutshell). However this book (and I paid for mine) is a fascinating, more detailed insight than you would teach a fifteen year old. Good read! "

GILL WILKINSON - Facebook Public forum - British Poles 

- Book review 17th of July 2021

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IT IS NOW PROVEN....IT IS WORTHY OF SERIOUS ATTENTION BY HISTORIANS : -

"Over the summer I constructed an inexpensive functional full-scale replica cross section of a B-24 Elevator and fixed Fairing. With this replica I was able to simulate and confirm with confidence that your father's sabotage of AL 523 caused the crash and death of General Sikorski. In my opinion and Garth Barnard’s, your father's story and his method are no longer in doubt. It is worthy of serious attention by historians."

Chris Wroblewski

WW2 AIR CRASH DETECTIVES : - Investigator of 'Sikorski's Last Flight' 

"General Wladyslaw Sikorski and 15 others were killed when the B-24 they were travelling in crashed shortly after take off from Gibraltar very nearly 77 years ago.
The crash on the 4th July 1943, where the pilot, Flight Lieutenant Eduard Prchal, survived, has been the subject of much discussion and debate. I would even go as far to say that this is probably the most talked about crash involving a high profile figure in the history of flight. The conspiracy theories have rattled on for years with the finger of blame, if it wasn't an accident, being pointed in many directions, but now, finally, the truth !"

Garth Barnard

WOW :

"Now this makes sense, I have been studying about the Sikorski crash for many years, and I believe it. What an incredible 'account before and during the war....especially those photographs with MI6..."

Paul Jackard

THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY :

"I have completed reading your book. I found the book interesting. You certainly had a unique relationship with an unusual father. It was interesting to read to first hand accounts of the wartime experiences of a Polish soldier throughout the war, and back in Pol..."

Henry Szlot